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Irish nun honoured with prestigious courage award

“With every contract signed, every meal provided and every diploma granted, Sr Orla Treacy advances the status of women and the cause of peace in South Sudan.”

2019.03.09.

Forty killed on missions in 2018

Priests, religious, and lay people share the same daily life as the common people, bringing them the witness of love and service as a sign of hope and peace.

2019.01.02.

Where now for Irish international development policy? Consultation launched

The new policy should focus on Ireland’s contribution to building a more equal, peaceful and sustainable world.

2018.08.09.

Student whose parents fled war-torn Kosovo wins journalism prize

As part of the Columban Centenary (1918-2018) celebrations, students aged between 15-18 were invited to write an article or make a video on the theme ‘Migrants are our Neighbours’.

2018.03.20.

Shalom Centre continues to make strides in peacebuilding in Africa

“When my children come back from school every day, they tell of their experiences of new friends from other ethnic communities whom they knew as enemies before. They now play together, sit together, share meals, plant ‘peace trees’ together… but they say, they have learnt this new way of co-existence through the peace clubs."

2017.12.27.

Irish priest’s peace building and conflict resolution programme expands in Africa

In 2009 Fr Patrick Devine SMA founded the Shalom Centre for Conflict Resolution and Reconciliation. It has now trained over 9,600 community leaders and village elders as peacemakers.

2017.07.28.

Bishop Crean chides the world for ignoring East Africa crisis

Over 24 million people currently rely on food aid in South Sudan, Ethiopia, Somalia and Kenya due to a combination of drought and conflict.

2017.06.21.

Irish missionary to lecture on conflict transformation methods at Queen’s

Senator George Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice at Belfast university will host Fr Patrick Devine who established the Shalom Centre for Conflict Resolution and Reconciliation in 2009 in Nairobi, Kenya.

2017.03.14.

Primate cites NI peace process as an example of hope in Bethlehem

"We intensify our plea for mutual understanding and a just and lasting peace for this land which has known too much conflict, too much pain and division," Archbishop Eamon Martin tells Bethlehem's mayor.

2016.09.14.

CAFOD urges ceasefire to ease desperate situation in Syria

“Humanitarian access to vulnerable people is absolutely vital, there must be safe, unrestricted passage of aid to all parts of Syria.”

2016.08.11.

John Kerry wins Tipperary International Peace Award

US Secretary of State chosen for his work to try and bring about an end to conflict in many countries particularly Syria.

2016.08.04.

‘Turn promises into action for this generation’

At World Humanitarian Summit, President Higgins appeals to global community to act decisively on poverty, hunger, conflict, displacement and climate change.

2016.05.24.

Irish Ambassador pays tribute to Irish missionaries

In the tradition of Mgr Hugh O'Flaherty they are “not walking away from conflict, but stepping towards it, to help the most vulnerable, at the time of their greatest need.”

2016.05.14.

The shamrock is there to be preached not drowned!

“Patrick did not play on differences but knew that faith could build bridges rather than walls” – Bishop Donal McKeown of Derry.

2016.03.18.

Trócaire and Poetry Ireland call for poems

“It is not just about what is happening in the refugee crisis. It is about the root of many of the problems of the world. Conflict and climate change are so connected.”

2016.01.27.

World Day of Prayer for Peace-‘makers’

“Men, women and children suffer because of weapons of mass destruction and we fail to respond, seduced by weapons of mass distraction.”

2016.01.01.

Bishop pleads on behalf of homeless & migrants

Ireland “cannot claim to be a progressive society if we choose to leave so many in poverty” - Bishop William Crean of Cloyne.

2015.12.29.

Militants destroy catholic church in Aden

Church leaders pray "That peace and justice will be restored in Yemen."

2015.12.12.

Pope Francis begins six-day visit to Africa in Kenya

“We have a responsibility to pass on the beauty of nature in its integrity to future generations, and an obligation to exercise a just stewardship of the gifts we have received."

2015.11.26.

Walk of Light brings Advent message to the capital

“As Christmas approaches with glitter, jingles and lights in shops and streets, we set out and declare publicly and together that Christ is the light that has come into the world."

2015.11.24.

Annual Service of Remembrance for war dead

There is not a village, or town, in any county in Ireland that did not suffer losses in World War I - Revd Michael Roemmele in his homily at St Patrick's Cathedral.

2015.11.09.

CofI archbishop concerned over plight of refugees

“The common good seems to have gone off our national and ecclesiastical radar over the last half-decade" Archbishop Jackson warns.

2015.10.14.

Leading priest sociologist dies in Kerry house fire

Tributes paid following tragic death of 82-year-old retired lecturer and local historian Fr Gearoid O'Donnchada.

2015.10.13.

Syrian Archbishop recounts desperate suffering

“At this very moment, bombs are raining down on the residential neighbourhoods of the city. There may be as many as 60 dead and 300 wounded."

2015.10.01.

Trad for Trócaire launches 6th annual campaign

“In 2014, people held hundreds of ‘Trad for Trócaire’ sessions all across the country and raised a total of €65,000.”

2015.09.20.

Do not abandon the victims of this crisis: Pope

On Syria and Iraq Pontiff appeals, “We need to find a solution, which is never a violent one, because violence only creates new wounds”.

2015.09.18.

Trócaire welcomes Govt decision on 4,000 refugees

It is “heartening to see that priority will be given to unaccompanied minors and that family reunification will be supported” - Eamonn Meehan.

2015.09.11.

Pray for Iraq’s Christians on 7 August: Patriarch

Chaldean Catholic Church leader publishes prayer to mark first anniversary of ISIS’ overrunning of Christian villages on the Nineveh Plain in August 2014.

2015.07.31.

Conflict and climate change ‘out-pacing poverty reduction’ warns Trócaire

Last year public donated €23 million to programmes which benefited 2.4 million people in 24 countries according to annual report.

2015.07.23.

“We have sacrificed everything for our faith”

Bishops listen to "heart rending" testimony from Syrian Catholic Archbishop of Iraqi city of Mosul on the plight of his people.

2015.06.11.
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